Hidden Room Love: Table 70 at Vivo

Hidden Room Love: Table 70 at Vivo

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Regina Yunghans
May 18, 2010

We're always enamored by lacing the home with a little darkness and mystery. You know, exploring and discovering small spaces that aren't immediately apparent. That's probably the appeal to us in Table 70 at Vivo:

It's a hidden table at the Chicago restaurant, tucked away inside an old elevator shaft. Draped with heavy curtains and surrounded by brick walls, the room feels like the place of secret societies and clandestine meetings.

We would love to have a similar-feeling hideaway at home. And we'll say it again - that's an appeal of older houses that just isn't matched in newer ones. Old houses seem more often to have those surprising nooks and hidden crannies. Not to say we wouldn't like it in a contemporary space. Maybe that's a challenge to designers of contemporary homes: to reinstate an element of surprise and mystique instead of baring it all at once.

Check out more at our inspiration-sake: Vivo (beware of the music when you enter the site). And read more on the mysterious Table 70 at Crain's Chicago Business.

Related: Hidden Room Love: Through the Armoire

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